Friday, 23 July 2010

Everything's on the up and up

which kind of worries me. I don't want to relax too much because from past experience just when you think things are going to be okay Seth starts fitting. But at the same time I don't want to be looking for trouble! Apart from one small 'blip' Seth hasn't fitted for a couple of months - in fact I've now stopped counting the weeks. & he's sitting. Properly sitting on the floor by himself with a much straighter back. He can sit and move a ball with his fingers and tonight he did it and started giggling. Fantastic!
It's a good job too because I don't want to have to rely on a floor sitter - it's exactly what it sounds like and this week the company sales rep came to demo one with our physio. The appointment was made a couple of months ago but when she turned up she announced that she didn't carry that item in her demo stock. What a waste of time! These companies do whatever they like - they set ridiculous lead times for new equipment and repairs and then charge the earth. & some of the build quality is really shabby. But there seems to be little competition, they're dealing with busy community workers and they get away with it. I don't think we're going to need the floor sitter anyway, but I have no idea when Seth will get his new wheelchair whilst the brakes of his current one keep seizing up. Maybe it's time to start naming and shaming these companies....